Quick skillet chicken breasts cooked in a fragrant garlic butter cilantro sauce in just 15 Minutes!

Winner winner chicken dinner! There truly is nothing better than a quick a tasty chicken recipe that will get the dinner on the table in no time. Quick chicken breasts recipes are my bread and butter and help me get the dinner on the table FAST during the hectic weeknights.

This 15-minute garlic butter chicken is a true gem and will become a family favorite of yours. The chicken is sliced thin so it cooked super fast and is seared in a buttery garlic and cilantro sauce that is out of this world.

The recipe is so versatile and easy to adjust to taste and the chicken can be served in so many ways. It can be served with a side of steamed veggies, zucchini pasta, or fresh greens if you are on a keto diet or served with a side of veggies and pasta.
15 Minute Garlic Butter Chicken (Keto)

To make 15 Minute Garlic Butter Chicken You Will Need:

  • Chicken breasts: cut in half horizontally to make two thin chicken breasts so they cook evenly and quickly
  • Garlic: This recipe is all about the garlic so you really want to use fresh garlic if you can.
  • Butter: Butter is the sauce of the recipe and adds so much flavor to the chicken so I highly recommend it. If you are not eating butter, it can also be subbed with light olive oil.
  • Cilantro: Lots of fresh cilantro (stems and leaves). If you’re not a fan of cilantro, replace it with parsley, dill or your favorite fresh herbs. 15 Minute Garlic Butter Chicken (Keto)
    4.86 from 27 votes

    15 Minute Garlic Butter Chicken (Keto)

    Chicken breasts cooked in a fragrant garlic butter and herb sauce in under 15 Minutes. 
    Prep5 minutes
    Cook10 minutes
    Total15 minutes
    Servings 4 people


    • 2 medium chicken breasts, cut in half horizontally
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 1 teaspoon Italian season
    • Salt and pepper, to taste
    • Crushed red chili pepper flakes, optional
    • 2 tablespoons butter
    • 3-4 cloves garlic, minced
    • 2 tablespoon freshly chopped parsley, or cilantro


    • Cut chicken breasts in half to make 4 thin chicken fillets. Season with Italian seasoning, salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper. 
    • Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook 3-4 minutes per side or until golden and crispy. Remove from pan and set aside. 
    • Reduce heat to low-medium and add 2 tablespoons butter to the pan along with the garlic, fresh herbs, and a pinch of crushed red pepper flakes. Stir the garlic and herbs into the melted butter. 
    • Return chicken to pan and drizzle sauce on chicken. Cook for another 1-2 minutes or until the garlic is golden and fragrant. Serve with a side of pasta, veggies, or rice. 



    Serving: 1chicken fillet, Calories: 150kcal, Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 12g, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 51mg, Sodium: 116mg, Potassium: 218mg, Fiber: 0g, Sugar: 0g, Vitamin A: 205IU, Vitamin C: 1.4mg, Calcium: 15mg, Iron: 0.4mg

    Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

    Additional Info

    Course: Dinner
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: breasts, chicken, keto, one pan, quick
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    15 Minute Garlic Butter Chicken (Keto)

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  1. Ijust found this sounds good i’m making this tonight ty

  2. It was good but I would thicken the sauce next time

  3. OMGosh! SOOOO easy, good and keto!!! LOVE THIS RECIPE. Will be making it time & time again. Perfect on its own with a vegetable side or chopped up on a salad! YUM!!!!!!!

  4. Great recipe! Everyone loves it! Fresh cilantro with a side of spinach makes it the most amazing dish.

  5. I made this with chicken fillets after removing the tendons. This was ABSOLUTELY delicious!!!!! Butter and garlic sauce was amazing!!!! Can’t wait to make this again!!! Fast, delicious meal…served mine with cauliflower rice and broccoli. ❤️

  6. Taste was ok. If you are craving curry this misses the boat.

    1. There is no reference to curry in this butter and herb chicken…

  7. this was fantastic ! i’m in uni and don’t have a lot of ingredients or time but this tasted so great and in so little time!! i had it with an arugula and balsamic salad and it was a yummy combination!!! added slightly more garlic and butter and let the butter brown slightly in the pan for extra flavour !

  8. Just tried this tonight and it was awesome! So simple and yet so restaurant worthy. I’m thinking of adding a splash of lemon juice next time to the butter sauce. Will be making this over & over. Thanks for one of the easiest keto dinners ever.

  9. If you don’t have any fresh herbs can it be replaced with the same spices

  10. This was the BEST and easiest Keto chicken dinner I have ever tasted !!!! I just recently started my Keto diet and was uncertain of how to prepare my boneless, skinless chicken breasts, due to the fact that I previosly always breaded them with some type of flour/onion rings, etc. This chicken recipe tastes even BETTER than any of my previous recipes, and it’s “Keto friendly” !!! What more could I ask for? EXTREMELY easy and tasty !!!! I will add this to the FRONT of my recipe book !!! Thanks for a beautiful addition to my new way of ilife !!!

    1. May I please pin your recipe on Pinterest? I don’t want it to get deleted because it looks really good. Thank you.

  11. Why could I not find all of the instroctions

    1. I’m not sure why you had trouble finding the recipe, Irene. Did you wait at least 30 seconds for the page to load?

  12. Everyone liked it. I used fresh dill and parsley and dried cilantro and basil.

  13. The best chicken dish I have made yet. It was delicious. My granddaughter said she wasn’t hungry for supper so I told her I made her favorite, buttered noodles. When she tried the chicken she loved it. My husband even loved it. I thought I might have a couple of pieces for leftovers. I had one piece left and my husband claimed it for his lunch the next day. I will be making this again!!!